Canned Gin and Tonics Are on the Way to Make This Year a Little Better
Step aside spiked seltzers, boozy booch and vodka-based canned cocktails. A new crop of canned cocktails have arrived to shake up your no-mixer-required cocktail game. Rolling out in select states beginning in September, Tanqueray Gin has blended their juniper-forward spirit with tonic water or calorie-free club soda and natural flavors for one of the easiest happy hour options for gin fans. (ICYMI, gin actually offers some very real—and really awesome—health benefits.)
The brand has previously offered bottled pre-mixed G & Ts outside of the U.S.
Now, a canned version is available stateside (well, in nine states: Arizona, Illinois, California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Washington) and is a nice picnic or summer patio drink that can be sipped straight from the can or poured into a glass over ice. Each 12-ounce can has 6% ABV and comes in a 4-pack for $14.99, which works out to $3.75 each. Much more affordable than a typical bar drink!
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Tanqueray's new canned cocktails come in three flavors to target purists and citrus fans:
- Tanqueray Gin & Tonic: Tanqueray London Dry Gin and aromatic tonic water
- Tanqueray Rangpur Lime Gin & Soda: Tanqueray Rangpur Distilled Gin (which is distilled with limes) and soda water
- Tanqueray Sevilla Orange Gin & Soda: Tanqueray gin base, Seville orange flavors (along with other natural flavors) and soda water
These sound crazy refreshing, but what if you (like us 😭), live in the other states? Or perhaps you prefer to DIY? We can help with that! The #1 secret for the best G & T is tonic water with the just-right amount of bitter quinine flavor. We love Fever-Tree Tonic Water (available in most grocery stores or on Amazon.com). To slash a few calories, try a gin and soda using the brand's premium club soda (also available in most grocery stores on or Amazon.com). Otherwise all you need is your favorite gin, a lime and some ice. Cheers!